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The_Oracle says...

Funny you would try to cure the basic intrinsic edict of the PLP party elected, that is, self service!
Beyond funny. Good luck with that.
History and values. the latter buried the former.

The_Oracle says...

I see no value for money in all these conferences and Ex-jurisdictional meetings, especially for a broke nation.
Get the details/summary faxed to you!
The day I see motorcycle helmet laws, seatbelt laws, littering laws, bicycle licensing laws enforced, is the day I will believe we have elected a non selective Government.
Cherry picking laws to throw at you but ducked by him is what undermines the rule of law and their very authority. None of them, I repeat none of them, retain their credibility for very long.

The_Oracle says...

"Mr Johnson said, indicating that the government would be lenient when it came to merchants adjusting all their pricing, labelling and signage by July 1."

So, one cannot change labels and prices before hand, but are expected to have labels and prices changed over night, but you will be lenient?

Once again, full on stupidity on display.
I say shut down the private sector for a week, take your time to Adapt, make sure everything works as it should, god forbid The VAT Ma Coute descends on you!
With potentially thousands of bin labels on thousands of items, and needing many hand held RF guns with printers too, and that's an efficient way to get it done!
Otherwise run off sheets and sheets of new Labels and let staff hunt around for months to re-tag everything!
Leniency is what the public gives an undeserving Government.

The_Oracle says...

The PLP has never abided rules and Regulations, so writing new ones won't matter IF they get re-elected.
For that matter the same could be said for former FNM administrations.

The_Oracle says...

You spend 50 years dismantling Clerical impartial rule of law, and expect to avoid all the bad aspects of doing so?
Rule by connection, favor, Personality not capability get you exactly this.
It is the only outcome that could be expected. We were warned, B.K. Bonamy brought the warning back from Jamaica, and we ignored it.
We are still ignoring it.

The_Oracle says...

If you are taught garbage (and lies, untruths) for 50 years,
It is hard to cope with reality. These who march probably do so because their jobs have been threatened if they don't. They work for the numbers shops because there isn't much else they can do.
As a group they are a sad indictment of our past 50 year history.
I assure you they have no clue or care about the consequences of debt default or devaluation, or any thought past lunchtime.
By legalizing the numbers "Industry" the PLP have created the biggest destabilizing force our country has ever seen, That need no imports, no inventory, insurance, and little operating overheads aside minimum wage salaries.
Depending on how far they go, legal or not they could end up being considered "domestic terrorists...."

The_Oracle says...

A classic Bahamian "no one will patronize my lodge, so I'll cause all lodges to suffer!"
That's my understanding. They've severely diminished the industry and he pushes for more damage!
As it is it will take years for trust and clarity to return.
Man, we crap on each other with great reliability!
Foreigners only crap on us with the approval of a Bahamian!
(elected or fronting)

The_Oracle says...

Sensible enough, and no software modifications for exempted items. (unlikely to be done in less than a month by food stores or utilities affected)

The_Oracle says...

#1 income earner from any Bahamian goods supply business? The suppliers
#2 income earner? Payroll (staff)
#3? Bahamas Government
#4? Power co, phone co
And the list goes on. Store owner is usually around # 6-8
4-5 years ago you'd have made more money on on your money in interest in a bank.
That is obviously no longer true......

The_Oracle says...

Anyway, I'll tell you what not to expect: Fiscal accountability from Government, scaling back expenditures, Reduction in deficit or national debt, or any new found honesty.